Tuesday, 28 February 2012

From The Archives.... Thailand

Another batch of photographs from the archives! These ones were taken in 2010 when I spent a month in Thailand. Most people saw the snaps of me drinking from buckets and galavanting on elephant rides on Facebook, but these are the images I captured that have stayed in my heart...

Friday, 24 February 2012

lust - have: the tweed biker

I need one of these in my life this spring- the perfect, throw-over-anything tweed biker. I see myself wearing it with pastel coloured floaty dresses, bare ankles and stacked bracelets....

What is your seasonal lust - have?

Monday, 20 February 2012

petite moments of pleasure

With a week off work I have managed to indulge myself in one of life's simple pleasures- not setting an alarm. A tiny act that somehow makes everything else feel that little bit more bearable. This got me thinking of other petite pleasures that may be insignificant to some, but that make my day brighter....

Being woken up by kisses from someone you love

Feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin for the first time in months

Finding a fiver you didn't know you had in your pocket/bag

Enjoying a Starbucks signature hot chocolate without caring about the 490-something calorie content

Discovering a new favourite song and playing it on repeat

Losing yourself in a fantastic piece of poetry

Crying at a sad film for all the right reasons

Getting a text from someone you were thinking of all day

What petite moments of pleasure brighten your day?

Thursday, 16 February 2012

How I Met Your Style

Behind the scenes of every great fashion brand or blog lies a person. This person is usually creative and  stylish with a life lined with parties, beautiful clothes and empty coffee cups. How I Met Your Style is a website that takes a closer look at these people, capturing snippets of their lives through innovative photography. 

The website was created by Carmen and Ken Wu, two photographers with a penchant for cultural aesthetics and impeccable style. Together they have created a perfect launch pad for inspiration and a great place to get lost in on a rainy afternoon.

Here are a few of my favourite images from the site....

Where do you go for inspiration?

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Outfit: Sport Luxe

Let me start by admitting something- I don't do sport. I've had my phases growing up- netball, horse riding, even a brief football stage..... But these days the closest I get to actual sport is embracing fashion's interpretation. This outfit was worn back at the beginning of Autumn when it was still sunny enough to go without a coat, (ahhh, those were the days), and when wearing sunglasses didn't cause sniggering glares.

My terracotta bat-wing top was worn over a black maxi dress, with skirt knotted to one side, and finished off with a pair of high-top converse and layered necklaces. Looking back a clean and simple topknot and one statement necklace would have made this outfit even better.... still, it was good enough for a Sunday walk in Windsor :)

Do you keep your sporty side firmly in the wardrobe?

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

food glorious food

A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I had a day full to the brim of fantastic, (and home cooked I might add), food. So as a blogger armed with an iPhone, I felt the need to share our mini feast! I should preface this by admitting that I am an awful cook. I like to bake when I have the time, but savoury food just doesn't seem to compute in my head. These two dishes were cooked by my lovely other half, with me standing close by shouting motivational words of encouragement.

Our first meal was after a rather epic lie in and covered breakfast and lunch in one hit- poached eggs on an onion bagel with a side of Oscar Myer bacon, heaven.

After this we trawled the BBC food website for dinner inspiration and settled for mozzarella and chorizo stuffed chicken with a breadcrumb crust, rosemary infused roast potatoes and a Mediterranean vegetable medley.

During all this I was on the other side of the kitchen attempting to bake some white chocolate Blondies with peanut butter frosting. And while, when cooking, the mixture looked/smelled more like an omelet, they actually turned out OK! Surprisingly though, they tasted better once chilled. This is the recipe I used.

Have you created anything fabulous in the kitchen recently? Would love to hear some recipes :)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Just a Minute.... January


Making: Blondies (white chocolate brownies) with peanut butter frosting. Not my favourite baking experiment, but fun to try.

Watching: The Adjustment Bureau, new season of How I met Your Mother and New Girl.

Reading: Style and You, gotta love the Sunday supplements.

Listening: 'The Civil Wars' on repeat.

Buying: As little as possible! Damn you January!

Loving: The prospect of a whole new year laid out in front of me- so much to achieve.

What were you up to in January?


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